Have you recently received a high water bill for the quarter? Is it quite excessive? High water usage can result from a few different reasons but a big reason could be a concealed water leak on the property.
This is the type of leak you can not see or recognise and one that could be quite costly as a home owner.
The definition of a concealed leak is a water leak on your property that is hidden from your view. A concealed leak is usually because of a cracked pipe either located underground or inside the house walls.
If the leak is located underground, you may notice a somewhat greener or damper patch of grass overtime, however this usually goes unnoticed. The picture here is of a concealed water leak (excavated), slight dampness to the ground cover but ultimately it was a high usage water bill that alerted the owner to identify he had a possible water leak on their property. This prompted a call to us here at Plumbaround.
The best way to detect a concealed water leak on your property is to contact your local plumber to perform a pressure test on the property water line. This can determine whether or not you have a water leak on the property. From here, your plumber will locate the leak for you or organise leak detection to do so.
Our plumbers are highly skilled and we have equipment to help locate a concealed water leak for you.
Please contact our office for further information on how we can assist you today to either find that costly leak or prevent a possible leak!
Are you a landlord or property owner? Are you conscious about saving water? Is your property due for an annual Water Efficiency Assessment?
We assess all tap ware, toilets and showers on the property and test the flow rates to ensure they fall within the allowed range to be considered water efficient.
According to the RTA, tenants can only be charged for water consumption if:
– the property is individually metered (or water is delivered by vehicle), and
– the property is water efficient, and
– the tenancy agreement states the tenant must pay for water consumption (The State of Queensland Residential Tenancies Authority, Manage newsletter subscriptions, 29-05-2017)
We can easily assess your property and upon completion of any required rectifications, we will provide you with a Water Efficiency Certificate.
Contact the office 0410 371 220 today to discuss a suitable time for a plumber to attend and check over your property.
Water Leaks on your property can go undetected for a long time before you or the council notice. It some cases you won’t know about a leak on your property until your water meter has been read by council.
We have recently attended to many cases where the main water lines have needed to be excavated in order to find the water leak below ground.
Once the damaged section has been located, we are able to repair the copper or poly pipe using the correct and approved fittings. We test all works to ensure everything is okay and then re instate the ground cover.
The first below picture was taken recently in Keperra and luckily the tenant identified the leak straight away in the front yard from the water pooling in one area.
This leak was quite slow and the leak itself was found on a split 25mm poly. The issue was found and the repair was completed in a time manner.
This second picture is of a main water supply line in Carseldine that had been leaking for months and was only identified after council had read the water meter and found the property had a very excessively high water usage!
Plumbaround Pty Ltd can find just about every leak there is and repair it to ensure you do not waste any more water on your property than is necessary.
Some water leaks can waste up to 800 litres per day and this can go on for months!
Contact us on 3038-1038 at Plumbaround Pty Ltd is you suspect a water leak on your property and we will have a Qualified Plumber attend ASAP.
Check out this video Boxing day fun of the water leak Warwick attended to on Boxing Day 2016! 😯 😥 The leak was in a high rise in Brisbane City with no plumbing suppliers open to source parts from because of the Boxing Day public holiday. Upon arrival to the high rise building, Plumbaround Pty Ltd found a constant dripping from the ceiling from floor 22 in the corridor.
After investigation work, Warwick found there to be a split in the pipe on a bend. In an attempt to install a repair band on the damaged which is directly on the elbow (bend of the pipe), it has worsened the leak and then needed to be cut out. Without suppliers open to source the parts he needed, Warwick has had to fabricate a new bend out of what parts he had available in the truck.
The affected section of pipework has been cut out while still under pressure (hot water still flowing through the pipe) as the hot water was unable to be fully shut down. Hours later and after testing all works, the repair band was holding pressure! Exciting times, with burns to his hands and all 😥
Far from a relaxing day on the Boxing Day public holiday! Just another day @ work with Plumbaround Pty Ltd and the start of the busiest 3 weeks we have seen. We thought the lead up to Christmas was busy but that was just the beginning 🙂 🙂
If you come across a leak or water stains, especially with hot water, enlist the services of a Qualified Plumber such as Plumbaround Pty Ltd to commence investigative work before the situation worsens and damages your home and belongings.
Our Plumbaround Pty Ltd office staff and highly qualified plumbers are always happy to talk with you about a leak or water damage situation to ensure you receive the correct information about what course of action if required.
We are available day and night to take your calls or will endeavour to respond to your email ASAP!!!
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Happy New Year to all our wonderful clients, partners and suppliers! We feel as though there was no real break between 2016 and 2017, although Warwick did manage to have Christmas day off though!! This has been the most hectic time of the year we’ve ever experienced and we’ve really hit the ground running for a great start to 2017!
Here are a couple of pics from a job recently over the New Year’s public holidays in Yeronga, where the property was flooding through the house. Upon investigation, we found the issue to be much bigger than first anticipated.
This is a wooden floor board removed off the back deck, underneath is basically a swimming pool in the heavy rains experienced in the area. The water pooled in so quickly and the only way the water could escape is by seeping into the inside of the property.
We attended site around 10:30pm at night. Whilst there was nothing we could instantly do in the dark and the rain, I know it put the tenants mind at ease that we were able to attend so urgently.
Trouble-shooting and problem solving plays a big part in plumbing. Our plumbers can investigate an issue and problem solve basically on the spot for the best outcome and solution to a pressing issue.
We thank all our clients and partners for their patience over this very busy period as we endeavour to assist everyone in a timely manner, and as always we place high priority on emergencies first but we aim to attend to every job!
Please don’t hesitate to contact us day or night for all your plumbing and gas fitting needs. We are only a phone call away.